For the past eight years you have been there for our family, helping to welcome the last four of our children into the world. I have been amazed at how gently and patiently you have worked with my wife and I, helping us with every decision and every concern, whether big or small. Somehow, you know just how far to step in, always allowing us abundant space to design our own birthing experiences, and yet providing us with the most competent care and assistance whenever needed or requested. Having our babies born at home has been so wonderful. And having you as our midwife has given us the confidence to be able to relax and enjoy the experience fully, knowing that if a critical issue arises, you’ll know just what to do. We cannot adequately express how thankful we are to you for your service, and how grateful we are for your friendship.